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finder window does not open full screen

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mrjonathan Calculating status...
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Jan 24, 2013 6:45 AM

When I open the finder window, it is not full screen.


It is about 8x10 inches on my 30" Nec Monitor.


I called apple tech support and they don't know how to make it open full screen.


Of course I can drag it to full screen and it stays full screen until I restart.

After restart it goes back to open at 8x10.


Any one else have this problem?


Any suggestions?

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Mid 2012 Six core Mac Pro
  • Martin Pace Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to mrjonathan)

    Open a new Finder window, position and resize it as desired and then immediately close it. That should set the window default size and position.


    If the above does not correct the issue between restarts, try deleting the Finder preferences. You can do this by:


    NOTE: any Finder preferences (Finder menu -> Preferences...) that were previously selected/unselected will need to be reset if the below procedure is used.


    1. opening a Finder window
    2. select the Go menu and hold down the option key
    3. select Library from the menu
    4. select Preferences folder
    5. delete ''


    Then repeat the instructions in the first paragraph.

    iTunes 11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)


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